Tram line 19

At present, tram line 19 travels from the Anthoniushove stop in Leidschendam to Delft station. The tram is expected to run to the TU Delft Campus in Q3 2025.

Renovation of tram line on campus

A new, heavier type of tram vehicle produces too much vibration and electromagnetic radiation on the existing tram tracks, which can disrupt research on campus. Therefore, the tram tracks between the Aula Building and X (Building 37) will be removed and reinstalled. In addition, a new final stop will be constructed in Van den Broekweg – next to the P2 car park. This stop will also be the turning point for tram line 19.

TU Delft-patented system

Scientists from the Applied Sciences, CEG and EEMCS faculties with expertise in concrete technology, rail engineering and electromagnetism were involved in the development of the new low-vibration tram tracks. As a result, the new tram tracks will be fitted with a TU Delft-improved patented system that minimises electromagnetic fields.

Prof. Pieter Kruit of the Faculty of Applied Sciences has designed the improved Electromagnetic reduction system (EMrs). The EMrs is a TU Delft patented invention and is already being used in the rail infrastructure systems of Ulm (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and closer to home in Utrecht.

PhD Michaël Steenbergen from the Department of Mechanics and Physics of Structures at the CEG Faculty, in collaboration with Erik Schlangen (Professor of Experimental MicroMechanics), designed a specific tram line construction and concrete structure that reduces vibrations and is unique in its kind.

Together, the EMrs, the tram line construction and the concrete structure design ensure that the advanced technological and scientific research taking place on the campus is not subject to any interference. Watch the animation below explaining this.

Scheduled work

The Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague (MRDH) has commissioned the construction of the tram line and is responsible for its implementation. This implementation will be reviewed by Campus Real Estate & Facility Management. More and up-to-date information on the works and planning can be found on the MRDH project site (in Dutch).

Follow the project via the BouwApp (mainly in Dutch).